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Bryan Life 

Volume 30, Number 3 





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Communicating truth in today's world 

The fastest-growing major at Bryan College for the past several years has been 
Communication Studies. As a result of this growth, we hired Dr. Randy Hollingsworth 
for our faculty last fall I know you will enjoy reading his lead article for this issue of 
Bryan Life. In addition to his teaching and writing, Dr. Hollingsworth serves as faculty 
coach for Bryan's Mock Trial team that has performed so well in intercollegiate 

Consistent with our mission, communication is at the heart of the gospel as Bryan 
educates students to effectively engage our culture for Christ's kingdom. Unfortunately 
our culture fails to manifest kingdom values as characterized by the vulgar half-time 
entertainment of the recent Super Bowl and NBA all-star games. And as we have 
observed recently in Massachusetts and California, when a society shuns its biblical 
foundations, its most fundamental institution, the family, comes under attack by those 
who equate sin with an "alternate lifestyle" and seek to achieve legal status for a 
nonbiblical definition of marriage and family. 

The prophet Isaiah paints a vivid picture of such a society when he proclaims, You 
are in for trouble! The lies you tell are like ropes by which you drag along sin and evil 
(5:18 see also vs. 8-13 and 18-23). This verse paints a picture of a cart loaded with symbols 
of a culture which has turned its back on biblical truth, drawn with cords of lies. The 
great deceiver, Satan, has craftily spun lies to our "enlightened" society proclaiming 
that we need not heed the teaching of God's Word; rather we need only to listen to our 
own passion and our own reason in determining our values — all those items in our 
"culture cart." 

Our "culture cart" is loaded with that which promises the good life, true satisfaction 
and fulfillment, by focusing on: 

• self-interest and self-gratification as opposed to kingdom work, 

• flesh as opposed to the spirit, 

• happenings and vanity as opposed to the tfisciplining of the mind, 

• banality as opposed to enduring truths, and 

• image as opposed to substance. 

But this cart is drawn with cords of lies and vanity. That which is paraded about 
today as reality, comprising a life worth living, is being marketed with cords of lies. 

Bryan College exists to prepare men and women who will effectively communicate 
the truths of Scripture applied to all aspects of life and culture. The gospel of Jesus 
Christ is a redeeming gospel, bringing the symbols and substance of our culture under 
His lordship. As Dr. Hollingsworth points out, all of us communicate through the written 
word, the spoken word, and the living word. As a college, if we are to live up to our 
motto and our graduates are to truly make a difference in today's world, we must: 

• understand today's culture, 

• be prepared to discern values consistent with God's Word, and 

• effectively communicate the claims of Jesus Christ on our world through speech, 
the written word, and how we live our lives. 

I trust that God will bless and enable each of you as you seek to engage our culture 

for His glory 

Dr. Steven D. Livesay 

I here s a reason \\1»\ I ,S, Wews & WMd Report calls us one of America s 

Br-1 ( !ollr<rr*. 

For starters, more ilum half of our students graduated in the top of their 
class. On campus, our average Has- is just 1 12 . And there S one 
lirofi'ssor for rvery 1-+ Bryan students. I liai means yon re guaranteed indi- 
vidual attention from professors that know and care about you, 

Vncl. with nion* ilum 30 academic programs to choose from you'll be 
enJightcned hotii -.niriinalK nml ;i< adcmicallv. But don i take our word for 
it — come see Bryan College for vourself. 

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The Power 
To Shape Our Culture: 


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.munication Studies Department 


"Engage the culture/' 
"Biblical worldview." 
...To make a difference in today's world." 

Three phrases, from the college mission statement; an underlying 
challenge for students in every discipline to engage, rather than 
withdraw, from the world around them; and a description of the 
effort to understand life through the lens of Scripture, permeate 
the Bryan experience. Each presumes the ability to communicate. 

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shape culture, and understanding tne r 
ve individuals important insights as they engage that culture, 
why does Bryan College have a communication program? From a biblical worldview, 
communication theorists may point to at least three events that underscore the importano 
of various forms of communication. First, in the Old Testament, the creation narration 
repeatedly emphasizes the power of the spoken word: "...and God said, 'Let there be light." 
The emphasis is on the principle that God spoke creation into existence. 

Second, the importance of the written word is evident in the transaction between God 
and Moses on Mt. Sinai as the invisible spoken word was translated into the visible written 
word, not unlike a transcript of a speech: "And Moses turned and went down from the 
mountain, and the two tablets of the Testimony were in his hand.... Now the tablets were 
the work of God, and the writing was the writing of God engraved on the tablets" (Ex. 

Finally, the power of the living word is epitomized through the incarnation of Christ: 
"And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we beheld His glory" (John 1: 14a). 
This event has greater theological implications beyond simple communication principles, 
yet it offers evidence that communication is more than just 
speaking and writing, it is a message dynamically animated 
and lived out. This concept entails more than just the nonverbal 
aspects of communication or even the importance of a 
communicator's credibility, but rather it is the understanding 

"Musicians arrange words a 
sounds to stir emotions" 

that our unseen beliefs, attitudes, and values are encoded into 
visible messages through our behavior. Each of us becomes 
living words - words that, when brought together through 
collaboration, are part of a redemptive narrative bigger than 

The infrastructure of any discipline is communication, the creation and employment of 
symbols, both verbal and nonverbal, to identify, define, explain, support, challenge, change, 
even discover the basic foundations of any given discipline. Some disciplines, like English 
and linguistics, have an obvious affiliation with communication in that they all focus on 
symbols, syntax, and interpretation of meaning of words. However, it requires little analysis 
to see the importance of communication to other disciplines. Mathematicians use numbers 
and symbols, historians tell stories, doctors write prescriptions, lawyers argue over meanings 
of words, musicians arrange words and sounds to stir emotions, dancers become symbols 
as they translate ideas and feelings into motion. Cicero, the Roman orator and rhetorician, 
posited that good citizens should be skilled communicators, trained in effective speech 
writing and physical delivery, and they should have a general knowledge of all disciplines. 
Thus, in a sense, communication is paramount for all disciplines, and a general knowledge 
of all disciplines is helpful for communicators to be effective. 

At Bryan, our department's recent name change from "Communication Arts" to 

ommunlcation Studies" is Indicative ot laDor pains as we experience the phenomena 
iwth that reflects a culture saturated with various forms of communication. As technolc 
develops, we have seen an exponential increase in message platforms: XM radio (satellite) 
allows for hundreds of new stations, multiplex cinemas hungrily await for the next film 
release, the battle between cable and satellite television has generated a plethora of new 
channels and program slots, and the Internet has allowed any entrepreneur with a computer 
and a modem to create websites replete with movies, virtual tours, animation, downloadable 
music, and eye-grabbing graphics. 

With all these rapidly packaged messages, in most cases, style trumps substance. Ancient 
Greek and Roman rhetoricians acknowledged that an audience (society) is as deep or shallow 
as the orators of that age. Peggy Noonan, in her classic editorial "The Culture of Death" 
written a few days after the Columbine shootings, describes this phenomenon as she 
compares this generation's youth to fish swimming in an ocean of violent images. 

I assert that a similar culture, "A Culture of Flesh," has exploded over the past decade, 
thanks to two recent phenomena, the television rating system and the growth of the Internet. 
First, network television, though heavily regulated over the years, entered a new era on Jan. 
1, 1997, when it implemented a television rating system. Network officials feared the ratings 

would hurt their viewership. However, the new rating 
system had a possibly unexpected affect - it allowed 
networks to broadcast even more explicit sexual content, 
more violence, and more profanity. If anyone objected, the 

ram that trains students 
me effective producers 
es of truth and hope" 

networks could argue, "The rating is right there, you can 
change the channel." The problem is, there are fewer and 
fewer channels that haven't bought into the "Culture of 
Death" or the "Culture of Flesh." The recent Super Bowl 
halftime show was a reminder of that as Janet Jackson and Justin Timberlake had their 
"accidental wardrobe malfunction" in front of millions of unsuspecting viewers on primetime 
network television. 

A second recent phenomenon that has fed this "Culture of Flesh" is the Internet. Although 
it has been around since 1968, the Internet has become a dominant influence in the average 
household over the past decade. Although the Internet provides many helpful resources, 
unfortunately it funnels in a deluge of graphic images accessible by even the youngest 
family member who can move and click a mouse. In 2003, a study by the Pew Trust 
Organization found that 75 percent of Internet users are between the ages of 12 and 17. 

Maybe this power of communication to shape culture explains why C. S. Lewis argued 
that we need fewer Christian writers and more writers who are Christian. In other words, 
we need to train students to adapt the redemption story into the vernacular of the secular 
marketplace, not just the Christian marketplace. Bob Briner, author of "Roaring Lambs," 
seconds Lewis's motion by challenging Christians to move out of the Christian subculture 
in which the word "Christian" is used as an adjective (Christian music, Christian television, 


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wo important elements of the traditional communication model are sender and rec 
In the media marketplace, these translate to "producers" and "consumers." Bryan should 
be commended for its worldview program which systematically trains students to become 
critical consumers of culture, carefully analyzing and evaluating media messages in light 
of the various worldview perspectives underlying those messages. However, if we only 
train students as "consumers" but neglect the training of "producers," we have only 
participated in half of the communication process. Producers create messages, package 
them, and deliver them for others to consume. 

We in the Department of Communication Studies desire to not only collaborate with 
other departments to train students to become critical consumers, but to develop a program 
that trains students to become effective producers of messages of truth and hope as well. 
Our ultimate goal is to train students to critically discern messages and audiences; to create 
messages of hope and redemption that are meaningful, coherent, and relevant with an 
appealing style; and to deliver biblically based messages using available methods. 

Without a doubt, a curious student interested in a communication degree will be a little 
unsure as to whether or not to say "communication" ^ ^ 

with or without the "s." Traditionally, the discipline of 
communication is usually divided into two major fields: r/,. 
face to face communication (interpersonal, small erouo. 

face to face communication (interpersonal, small group, 

"Mathematicians use 
numbers and symb 


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public speaking) and mass-mediated communication 

(newspaper, radio, television, film, and now, the Internet). 

The former is usually referred to as the singular 

"communication," focusing on analyses of the message, 

the speaker, and the audience, while the latter is the 

plural "communications," focusing on the channel or medium carrying the message. 

From a more practical perspective, when a new student asks me about a communication 
major, usually my first question is "Do you enjoy working more with people or with things?" 
If the answer is "people," I suggest a major that concentrates on "communication." The 
student usually indicates they enjoy conversations with others, planning with and speaking 
to small groups, giving presentations, and consulting. On the other hand, if the answer is 
"things," I recommend a concentration on "communications." This student usually enjoys 
working alone on a project, likes "hands-on" assignments, is fascinated with technology, 
and prefers a task that will result in a tangible product, such as mixing sound for a radio 
program, editing a video, or designing a newspaper layout. 

Although this two-fold perspective of communication is helpful, it is oversimplified. 
The discipline of communication is very broad and complex, as are the careers that grow 
out of this field. The core classes required for all communication majors are intentionally 
broad in scope, allowing new majors to sample various communication fields. This breadth 

:ame the rationale for developing our new options tor the major: < 
Political Communication, Theatre, Digital Technology and Film, and Journalism. Each of 
these options branches off in a different direction and allows the student training in a more 
narrowly aerined neEC 

As the faculty, staff, and students work to develop the communication department into 
what we believe God is calling it to be, we must keep in mind several guiding principles. 
First, our faculty will need to continue challenging each other to pursue excellence in all 
things "as to the Lord." Second, we need to continue cultivating personalized relationships 
with our students, mentoring them academically, spiritually, socially, and vocationally Third, 
we need to study our competition. When students - prospective or current - say "no" to 
Bryan, they usually say "yes" to someone else. Why? What are other programs doing and 
how can we learn from their experiences? Finally, we need to articulate our vision, not only 
to ourselves, but to others who want to be a part of something bigger than themselves. 

As Bryan College approaches its 75 th anniversary next year, I thank God that He has led 
me and my family to this place at this time. Bryan has a rich heritage and those of us who 
know it enjoy telling and re-telling that phenomenal story of how this college came about 
^^^^^^^ through an argument about a monkey and a Bible. What is 

already written is beautiful, but what is yet to be written is 
an exciting mystery. The next page is blank and we've been 
given the pen. Whatever we may write, to God be the glory. Iilil 

Internet has become a 
inant influence in the average 
over the past decade/ 7 

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Dr. Randall Hollingszvorth, chairman of the Communications Studies 

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Department, came to Bryan in 2003 from Palm Beach Atlantic 


University in West Palm Beach, Pla. He earned his B.S. degree in 


Communication at Florida State University, an M.Div./C.E. degree 

at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, and a Ph.D. degree in 

Speech Communication from FSU. Prior to teaching, Dr. 


Hollingszvorth served as youth minister in churches in Florida and 


Kentucky. He specializes in interpersonal communication, small 

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group communication, and public speaking. 


j-J eJ p i n g Miss i on a ri 95 
Communicate Christ 

"Communication" took a different turn for 
Becky Eastling, '93, but maybe that is to be 
expected for a pioneer. 

Thoughts of a career in journalism or print 
media turned into a career in creating prayer 
cards for missionaries from more than 350 
agencies around the world. "This may not be 
the traditional communications job, but I love 
having a job that is ministry oriented. I have the 
opportunity to help missionaries get to the 
mission field so that others can hear the gospel," 
she said. 

It was the influence of the professors that 
made her change her major from English to the 
then-new Communication Arts program. "1 took 
one of Dr. Dann Brown's classes and enjoyed it 
so much that I switched majors. It really fell 
more in line with what I wanted to do," she 

In May of 1993, when she graduated, she 
walked off the platform with the first degree 
awarded by the Communication Arts program. 
This year, Communications Arts has been 
renamed Communication Studies. 

And while the coursework was important, 
the practical experience of working on The 
Commoner and The Triangle helped prepare her 
for her career. "The biggest thing as far as 
preparation for my job was working for the 
yearbook," Becky explained. "I started my 
sophomore year, and by my senior year I was 
the editor. I also worked on The Triangle, helping 
with advertising. Plus, my internships with the 
Dayton Chamber of Commerce and the Herald- 
News (Dayton's newspaper), were helpful." 

When she graduated, Becky returned to her 
home in Waxhaw, N.C., and began her job search. 

Her pastor recommended her to the business 
owner of Creative Plus, "and I've been here 10 
years now." 

At Creative Plus, Becky designs and 
produces prayer cards for her company's clients. 
"We receive the information by mail or over the 
Internet," she explained. "I do a lot of composite 
pictures so the missionaries don't have to keep 
shooting a lot of pictures to make sure 
everybody's smiling or they all have their eyes 

Becky said she came to Bryan "because God 
kept throwing it in front of me. People kept 
saying, 'It's a great college.' I had a whole box 
of material from colleges all over the United 
States, but I felt like Bryan was where God 
wanted me to go. 

"My high school counselor asked where I 
was applying, and I said, 'Bryan.' She asked me 
where else, and I said the Bryan was the only 
school. I said that if that's where God wants me, 
He will make it possible. She said, That's nice, 
but it's not wise.' 

Through her years at Bryan, the idea that 
"God is faithful" was reinforced again and again. 
"I learned in a practical way that if you go where 
God wants you, He will make it possible." 

She didn't keep her nose buried in books 
and publications, but also was involved with 
Student Senate, the Bible Education Ministry, 
Gimpers (then the puppet ministry of Practical 
Christian Involvement), and worked in the 
library and as an assistant to Dr. Dann Brown. 

And now she is using the education and 
skills honed at Bryan College to help others take 
the message of Christ around the world. 

Po litics 

Two Bryan College students spent the first few days of the spring semester 
in Washington, D.C., getting a close-up look at the 2004 presidential election 
process, compliments of scholarships coordinated through the Appalachian 
College Association. 

Olivia Fessler of New Carlisle, Ohio, a junior, and Bonnie-Marie Yager 
of Rockwood, Term., a freshman, received two of 20 scholarships, valued at 
$9,000 each, for the program. According to the AC A, there are tentative plans 
to include a trip to Washington in January 2005 for the presidential 
inauguration, which would be included in the grant to the two students. 

The Washington Center's "Inside Washington '04" seminar on current 
political and media issues also will include a week at either the Democratic 
party national convention in Boston in July or the Republican party's national 
convention in New York in August. Both have opted for the GOP convention. 

For both women, politics is a family affair. Bonnie-Marie's father is Roane 
County mayor, and Olivia's mother is a state representative in Ohio. 

"Politics and communications just runs in my blood," Olivia said. "This 
is a unique blend of politics and media relations. To find something that 
pulls them together just screams 'Olivia Fessler.' I think this is a once-in-a- 
lifetime experience." 

Bonnie-Marie agreed. "I don't think I'll ever get to do something like 
this again," she said. "I'm enthralled with the behind-the-scenes part of 

The January 2004 seminar in Washington featured two week-long classes, 
"In Pursuit of the Presidency" and "Politics and the Media." The first session 
dealt with issues and the process of the presidential campaign- The second 
considered the relationship of Congress and the presidency, ethics, and First 
Amendment issues. Mil 

Olivia Fessler 

Bonnie-Marie Yager 



Bryan President Dr. Stephen D. Livesay speaks with parents 
of prospective students during a Caravan session in March. 
Nearly 60 students and their family members came to visit 
classes, meet with professors and students, and get a taste of 
college life as they consider the benefits of a Bryan education. 

Bryan Adopts 
I Quality 

nhancement Plan 

The face of classroom education at Bryan 
College will change dramatically in the coming 
years as the college implements a Quality 
Enhancement Plan (QEP) designed to take a good 
program and make it better. 

Academic Vice President Cal White said the 
QEP came out of an in-depth evaluation of the 
instructional program by faculty and 
administrators as the college works toward 
reaccreditation by the Southern Association of 
Colleges and Schools (SACS). 

Part of the reaccreditation process, according 
to Dean of Instruction Dr. Ken 
Froemke, is to develop a plan to 
strengthen the educational program. 

Bryan's QEP will focus on two 
goals, Dr. Froemke said. The first will 
see students collaborating in class and 
outside of class "more than they do 
now. The goal is to see students 
working together on projects, 
presentations, and studying together 
in class and after class. 

"To some degree, faculty generally 
present 45 to 50 minutes of classroom 
lecture," he said. "The goal is to see 
the students interacting with 
information the professor has 
presented, such as small group 
discussions or other activities." 

The second goal is to increase the 
amount of practical off-campus 
experiences for students in their major 

"We are going to offer faculty ways 
and means to get students involved 
in their discipline off campus through practica 
and internships much like student teachers are 
doing now," he said. 

Dr. White pointed out that one of Bryan's 

longstanding institutional goals is to teach students 
to work cooperatively. The QEP, titled "Going 
Beyond: New Ventures in Field Experience and 
Collaborative Learning," focuses on this goal and 
outlines areas of particular steps the college will 
take over the next six years. 

"We have a strong educational program, but 
we want to help the faculty get information to 
students in different ways, to address different 
learning styles from the traditional lecture format," 
he said. 

Administrators began the process of 

implementing the QEP during a 
presentation to the faculty in a 
workshop that began the 2004 spring 
semester in January. In February, the 
plan was presented to students during 
a chapel period. "We're excited to be 
able to take this step to encourage 
enhancing learning in new ways," he 

Bryan's Quality Enhancement Plan 
is one of the early plans reviewed by 
the Southern Association, and Dr. 
Froemke was asked to present a report 
on the college's experience to the 
SACS convention in Nashville, Tenn. 
this past fall. 

Dr. Froemke and Dr. Betty Powell, 
assistant vice president for academic 
affairs at Warren Wilson College in 
Asheville, N.C., spoke and answered 
questions on "The QEP and the private 

The two discussed establishing 
timelines, coordinating the QEP team, 
conducting data gathering and analysis and 
writing the quality enhancement plan. 

Dr. Froemke's presentation was the first by a 
Bryan administrator to a SACS convention, lilil 





Members of the 2004 Lions baseball team include, from left, front, David 
Haynes, Brett Williams, Hudson Ellis, Brooks Walker, Elijah Peters, 
James White, Ronnie Jones, Drew Cardin, Kevin Crawford, and Stephe, 
Chapman. Back are Coach Joel Johnson, josh Carter, Mark Despagni, 
Taylor Hasty, Jesse Naftel, Matt Day, Tim Pichotta, Luke Peters, B, 
Wharton, and Asst. Coach Jack Traylor. 

Bryan's second modern-era baseball season features a new coach, a small team, 
id big dreams this spring. 

Joel Johnson was named coach in December 2003, after five years at Toccoa Falls 
allege. He was 
named NCC AA South 
Region Coach of the 
Year at the Georgia 
school in 2003. 

Coach Johnson is 
a graduate of 
Southeastern College 
in Lakeland, Fla., 
where he played 
baseball and soccer. 
Before Toccoa Falls, he 
coached two years at 
Crown College in 

The 2004 schedule 
"was a lot tougher 
than we would have 
liked at the start of the 

season," Coach Johnson said. "We've played two of the top 20 teams in the country, 
and some other quality teams as well. We're making a lot of progress, but the opening 
games were tough." 

"Progress" is coming on defense, an area the coach said needs improvements. 
"We're making a lot of errors, but I'm seeing improvements. The guys are keeping a 
good attitude. It excites me to realize that when push comes to shove, they realize they 
can be good. They're young guys; you'd like to groom them a little, but when they are 
sophomores and juniors, nothing will scare them because they will have seen it all." 

He thinks the second game against University of Rio Grande in mid-February may 
have been a true demonstration of the team's potential. After losing the first game, 
"we played a much better second game," he said "They came out hitting, good defense, 
and pitching. It was exciting to see them put the first game behind them and maybe 
turn a corner." 

Adding to the challenge is the fact that the team has only 18 players. "It's good, 
because they all get to play. But it's especially rough for the pitchers, because they 
have to worry about playing another position. If injuries hit, we're in a world of hurt. 

Even though pitchers play two positions, Coach Johnson sees pitching as a strength. 
"Our pitchers are doing a good job, giving us a chance to win. And defense can be one 
of our strengths. We have the talent. The players can do it when they get the confidence. 
They need to improve offensively a little, but that will come with playing more." 

Although on the job for less than three months, he is encouraged with recruiting 
efforts already. "I think we can have 25 players next year, and the administration has 
given me a goal of 30. I'm working on getting pitchers, outfielders, and another catcher. 
If we get two guys at every position we'll have somebody we can put in if one gets 
hurt or isn't playing well. 

"The future looks so bright," he said. "This season will have ups and downs due 
to the fact that we don't have a ton of players, but I really think the athletes are great 
and are going to get better and better." 



Liz Bass - Second Team All- American 

Sarah Bass - Honorable Mention Ail- 

Appalachian Athletic Conference 

Lady Lioas 

Liz Bass - Player of the Year 

Liz Bass, Sarah Bass - First Team All- 

Brittany Swanson - Second Team All- 
Conference, All-Freshman Team 

Liz Bass, Sarah Bass, Stephanie 
Huttenhoff, Valerie Huttenhoff, Anna 
Rusch, Kate Strunk, Katie White - 
Academic All-Conference Team 


Liz Bass - First Team All-American, 
Mideast Region Player of the Year, All- 
Mideast Region Team 

Brittany Swanson, Katie White - All- 
Mideast Region Team 
Sarah Bass - First Team All-American, 
Mideast Region Player of the Year 
Runner-up, All-Mideast Region Team 

Liz Bass, Anna Rusch, Kate Strunk, 
Stephanie Huttenhoff, and Valerie 
Huttenhoff - Academic All-American 


AAC Champions of Character 

Dillon McElroy - Third Team All- 

Jim Hanson, Dillon McElroy, Michael 
Stone, Ryan Perkins, and Joe Graziano 
- Academic All-Conference Team 


Jim Hanson, First Team; Dillon McElroy, 
Second Team; Chris Travis, Honorable 
Mention - All-Mideast Region Team 






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The Lady Lions basketball team took their 28-4 record to the NAIA national tournament in March, a dream come true for Coach Matt 
Bollant and the team. 

Talent, depth, and hard work combined to produce the third national tournament appearance in as many years, as the team had 
played in the NCCAA nationals the previous two years. 

"We had never qualified for the NAIA tournament, so it has been our No. 1 goal since I came to Bryan," Coach Bollant said, "We 
enjoyed the NCCAA tournaments, but look at the NAIA as the big show for us." 

The Lady Lions dropped a 68-69 last-second decision to Southwestern College of Kansas in the opening round of the national 

During the season, the Lady Lions were ranked as high as 13* in the NAIA national poll, and battled for the AAC title. Losses to 
Brevard and Tennessee Wesleyan during the regular season, and a semifinal tournament loss to King dashed those hopes, but their second- 
place conference finish turned out to be the ticket to the national tournament 

One of the highlights for the team was its victory over Tennessee Wesleyan in February. After a two-point loss at home in December, 
the Lady Lions roared back with a 12-point victory at Wesleyan, snapping the Lady Bulldogs' nation-leading 25 game winning streak. 

Other highlights included victories over Lee and Cumberland University, NAIA Division I teams, "so I know we're capable of playing 
high-level basketball," the coach said. 

Going into the national tournament, Coach Bollant said for the team to succeed the girls must play well. "Our players know we can 
go there and win, but if s up to us to play to the best of our ability. We've been a little bit of a one half team this year. We know we have 
to play to our potential." 

That potential is bolstered by the fact that three of the Lady Lions were among the top 15 players in the conference. Liz Bass repeated 
as conference Player of the Year. She was joined on the All-Conference first team by her sister, Sarah, and freshman Brittany Swanson was 
runner-up for conference Freshman of the Year. 

"Our seniors over the past two years have a 57-13 record going into the nationals. They have left a spiritual legacy as well. I hope to 
have seniors who can do this year after year, put God first and made a difference in 

worlds," Coach Bollant said. 

While five seniors graduate this spring, the coach is excited at the prospects for 
new players next year. He has signed one of the top 30 prospects in Tennessee, and is 
working with several other players who are interested in Bryan. "I think with our 
returning players and the quality of girls we're recruiting, we should be even strong 
as a team next season," he said. 


The Lions basketball team reached the AAC tournament semifinals before 
falling to preseason conference favorite King and ending a strong second-half 

Coach Morris Michalski praised the effort of his young club, which recorded 
two regular-season wins over King, as well as victories over Tennessee Wesleyan 
and Union. "There were signs of promise early on, and more signs late," the 
coach said. "Our worst loss in the last month was by 10 points. We beat Covenant 
by 23, and lost to Union by three in double overtime." 

"The whole season we saw growing pains of a young team getting better. 
We did grow up. Arguably, we should have been at the bottom of the conference. 
We had only four returning players and 10 new players, but we finished with a 
13-21 record and reached the tournament semifinals with the three best teams 
the league." 

The tournament was a highlight as "we hit the upper echelon of conference 
play. We had hoped to be in a position to win, and we were on the doorstep." 

Coach Michalski said, "Our weakest spots were point guard and power 
forward, where guys I was counting on transferred out at the last minute because 
of family health 
problems." He praised 
Dillon McElroy, 
Jonathan Little, Michael 
Stone, and Chris Travis, 
his returning players, 
for their efforts, and Jim 
Hanson and Gabe 
Johnson who stepped in 
to bolster the squad. 

He said he is 
looking "for five or six 
guys who can step in 
right away and help us. 
We need to expand our 
point guard depth." 


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Athletic Training 


Bryan College's Athletic Training Education Program 
has been recommended for accreditation by the national 
accrediting body at its April meeting, college officials have 
been notified. 

Mike Weller, athletic training program director, said 
the Joint Review Committee on Educational Programs in 
Athletic Training notified him the committee will forward 
its recommendation to the Commission on Accreditation 
of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP). Approval 
is considered a formality. 

"This is the oalmination of four years of work from 
curriculum design, implementation of a major, a self-study 
and site visit by JRC-AT to reach this point," Mr. Weller 
said. "Only four 
schools in 
Tennessee have 

athletic training 
programs, and 
Bryan would be 
the fifth. Only the 
University of 
Tennessee at 

a graduate 

program." In 

addition, Bryan 

would be one of 18 schools among the 107 members of the 

Council for Christian Colleges and Universities with an 

accredited athletic tiaining program. 

Effective this past January, students may qualify to take 
a certification examination to become a certified athletic 
trainer only by studying at a CAAHEP- accredited 
institution. In the Bryan College, program, students must 
complete a minimum of 800 hours of clinical experience, 
addition to their classroom studies, to earn a Bachelor 
of Science degree in athletic training. 

Information about the Bryan College athletic training 
program is available on the college web site, click on 
"Academics," then click on "Division of Social Science" 
and follow the links to Exercise and Health Science. 




women's basketball team ran a clinic for two 
high school teams in Orlando, Fla., in 
January. Coach Bollant directed drills and 
shared the Gospel at the end of the clinic. 

DR. DAVID FOUTS has written a 
chapter entitled "The Incredible Numbers 
of the Hebrew Kings," for a new book, Giving 
the Sense: Understanding and Using Old 
Testament Historical Texts. 

DR. STEPHEN LIVESAY attended the 
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools 
conference in Nashville in December with 
Dr. Froemke presented a paper on 
) developing a quality enhancement plan to 
comply with the SACS' reaffirmation process. 
Dr. Livesay attended the Council of Christian 
Colleges and Universities' President's 
Institute in Arlington, Va., Jan. 31-Feb. 4, and 
the National Religious Broadcasters 
Association conference in Charlotte, N.C., 
with Alumni Relations Director TERRY 
HILL, '71, in February. 

POPE presented a two-piano recital for the 
Cleveland, Tenn., Music Club in November. 
Dr. Luther attended the Music Teachers 
National Association Southern Division 
meeting and competitions in Greensboro, 
N.C., in January. 

represented Bryan College and Summit at 
an advisory meeting for the founding of a 
Christian high school in Pittsburgh, Pa., in 
December. He addressed a parents' dinner 
for the Signal Mountain, Tenn., Home 
Educators support group in January. In 
January, he spoke at Compass, a new youth 
leadership conference sponsored by Summit 
Ministries and others in New Zealand. He 
spoke at Madison Bible Church in Madison, 
Ala., in February. 

"I was so anxious 
for him to begin 
speaking; I didn't 
even open my 

hymnal . - ." 

remember when 1 was a student at Bryan 
that I really got excited about one 
particular chapel. The famous Christian 
philosopher and author Francis Schaffer was 
coming to speak, and I could hardly contain 

I got to chapel early, slid into my assigned 
seat, and prepared my notebook and pen to 
take copious notes from this man from L' Abri, 
Switzerland. In walked this little gray-haired 
man, decked out in his knickers and 
suspenders straight out the Shirley Temple 
movie Heidi. 

I was so anxious for him to begin 
speaking; I didn't even open my hymnal for 
the opening song and hoped that Ray Locy 
would not lead us in singing all five verses, 
which he did anyway. 

Dr. Schaffer finally mounted the stage 
and I was ready. Wow! He started out using 
the word "proclivity," and I didn't have the 
foggiest notion of its meaning. The rest of 
his message drifted over my head like 
London fog in the dead of winter. I was so 
disappointed about not understanding what 
he was talking about that I really began to 
believe what most of my professors at Bryan 
had been telling me — I was intellectually 

But I did write down the word 
"proclivity" and after chapel raced to the 
library to look up its meaning. Dr. Schaffer 
had said that evangelical Christians have a 
proclivity for God's Word. The dictionary 
gives us this definition of proclivity: a natural 

In traveling across the country and 

visiting with Bryan alums, it's interesting to 
note what most remember and appreciate 
most about their Bryan College education. 
Tune after time I hear this resounding phrase: 
"Christ above all." Yes, Bryan alumni have a 
proclivity, a natural inclination, for our motto. 

I want to encourage you in the area of 
your proclivity for God's Word. An essay by 
Dr. John Piper, who spoke in chapel last year, 
has meant a lot to me as I have been reading 
his book, A Godward Life. The essay, entitled 
"Prayfully Ransack the Bible: Pondering the 
Both- And of Prayer and Study," challenges 
us to: 

Pray and Read - Read the Word. God 
willed that the greatest mysteries of life be 
revealed through reading. 

Pray and Study - Read II Timothy 2:15. 
"Be diligent to . . .accurately handle the word 
of truth." That means work at the Word if 
you want the most from it. 

Pray and Ransack - Our approach to the 
Bible should be like a miser in the gold rush 
or a fiancee who has lost her engagement 
ring. God ordains that He will give to those 
who seek with all their heart (Jeremiah 29:11). 

Pray and Think - In II Timothy 2:7, Paul 
tells Timothy how to read his letter: " Think 
over what I say, far the Lord will give you 
understanding in everything. " 

As for prayer, I quote the famous Scottish 
preacher Robert Louis McCheynne who said, 
"A man is what he is when he is on his knees, 
and nothing more." 

May God continue to bless you as you 
exercise your proclivity for His Word, prayer, 
and your college motto: Christ above all. nil 

Demonstrate God's 
Working In The World 

If Christians are to be salt and light, we must 
understand God's working in our lives and His way of 
using believers in society, Bryan's Christian Life 
Conference speaker said as the semester began in 

Dr. Jay Kesler, former president of Youth for Christ 
and of Taylor University, said the Christian life begins 
with God. "We come to God when the Holy Sprit 
prompts us." Our response to that calling, and our 
understanding of God's way of reaching a lost humanity, 
determines our effectiveness as servants of God. 

He suggested that the deeper 
message of I John 4 goes beyond 
the obvious understanding that, 
as believers, we are children of 
God. "The implicit message is that 
I must be worth loving. Somehow, 
God has decided I am worth His 
effort. We receive imparted 

If we are worth loving, we 
should understand that "I am a 
unique creation of a Holy God, 
made for His purposes." That fact 
should not make us proud, he 
said, because "the Gospel is not 
opposed to the ego, but to egotism; 
it is not opposed to self, it is 
opposed to selfishness." 

Then, as creatures loved by 
God, "we are free to love others. We are to love our 
neighbor as we love ourselves. If we are full of self- 
loathing and hate ourselves, we can't love other people." 

But as we accept our worth in God's eyes and love 
each other, "we begin to experience community, family, 
and wholeness. We are called to community so the 
watching world can say, 'behold how they love each 

While believers are called to community, we also 
are called to be light and salt in the world. "We are a 

citizenship within a citizenship," Dr. Kesler said. "We 
live in America, go to the same fast-food restaurants, 
cheer for the same teams, but our souls have a piece of 
different knowledge, that Tesus shall reign where 'er 
the sun does its successive journeys run.'" 

God doesn't use this dual citizenship in the same 
way U.S. citizenship works. "Some people think the 
Bible teaches that we will elect people to office and then 
impose our views on everybody else," he said. "The 
Bible doesn't teach that. It teaches that a minority will 
transform a majority." 

Citing biblical metaphors, Dr. 
Kesler told students they need to 
be salt, light, and live as sheep 
among wolves to fulfill their God- 
given roles in the world. 
"Salt is a minority element," he 
said. "It doesn't take a scoop 
shovel to salt a roast, but when 
you salt it, you can't un-salt it. 
Regardless of what discipline you 
study at Bryan, bloom where you 
are planted. Salt that place with 
the fruit of the spirit." 
Light, he suggested, means 
Christians represent absolutes in 
a world of relativism. "Because 
mere is a God, mere is such a thing 
as right and wrong, true and 
false," he said. "There are 
absolutes. 'In the beginning, God created the heavens 
and the earth.' Either that is true, or, if it's not, Katie bar 
the door." 

Because God calls believers to be sheep among 
wolves, he said students "will go out into a hostile world 
and experience everything the hostile world has to 
offer." As Christians, we are empowered to endure - 
and triumph - through trials and, "if you understand 
this principle of salt, light, and sheep, you will impact 
the world as Christ's children." Nil 


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grateful for successful heart 
surgery and for a knee 
replacement late in 2003. His wife, 
Marjorie, spent much of the year 
as a nurse for Glenn. They 
continue their ministry with Bible 
clubs and in their church, and 
continue to pray that God will 
send workers to Africa, where they 
served for many years. 

DAVID NAFF, '52, has 
published a collection of stories 
he heard during his more than 35 
years in Africa. He has chosen 
versions of the stories that can be 
used to illustrate various 
applications of Scripture, and has 
included questions and comments 
for discussion. 

REESE, both '56, received The 
Governor General's Caring 
Canadian Award in 2003 in 
recognition of their many years of 
voluntary service for founding and 
developing Christian Horizons 
ministries. Christian Horizons 
operates more than 160 programs 
across Ontario, Canada, to provide 
residential care for more than 1,000 
developmentally challenged 
persons. Their ministry grew 
following the birth of a mentally 
and physically challenged son, one 
of their five children, in 1963. Jim 
is pastor emeritus of Benton Street 
Baptist Church in Kitchener, 
Ontario, where he served for 25 
years as associate and senior 
pastor. Jim continues to minister 
in preaching and music ministries, 

and Adrienne lectures on creation 
science. Their address is Jim Reese 

Ministries, 61 Avon Rd., Kitchener, 
Ontario N2B 117, or by email at 

JEM PITTS, '56x, is recovering 
from injuries sustained in an 
automobile accident in September 
in Morocco. Jim was returning 
home at night from taking a friend 
to the doctor when he happened 
upon a truck stopped in his lane 
without lights or markers. Jim and 
his wife, Barbara, report they were 
able to help poor families in their 
village tap into city water supplies 
last fall. 

CHARLES "SPUD," '56, and 
Charlotte WILLOUGHBY spent 
most of November 2003 
ministering in Cuba. Spud taught 
at the seminary near Placetas, and 
Charlotte did counseling with 

RICHARD, '60, and FAITH 

have retired in Ocilla, Ga. Faith 
was an elementary teacher and 
Richard was a principal and 
assistant superintendent in the 
Irwin County school system. They 
have four children: NAOMI 
WALKER, '84; Mike; and 
STEVEN, '90; and nine 

BECKY (BOLLMAN), '63, and 
Paul MARCY are adjusting to 
semi-retirement following Paul's 
retirement from Wheaton College, 
where he worked for 29 years. 

plan to take a group of college 
students and staffers and a group 
of high school students to the 
Philippines this summer for short- 
term missions experiences. Their 
son Steven is in the Army, and 
their son Phillip is a Marine. 

BITSY TURNER, 76, lives in 
Dayton, Tenn., where she 
continues her computer service 
business and maintains a hobby 
of training dogs. 

ESTHER (TURNER), 77, and 
Dale LESLIE live in Equador 
where they work with the Posan 
people. They also assist in giving 
tours and with ranger training at 
a nearby national park. Their 
children are Rachael and Xavier. 

DAVID, 77, and Lesa 
TURNER live in Hermitage, 
Term., and teach at a Christian 
school in Nashville. They have 
four children: Calista, Justin, 
Steven, and Donnie. 

78, and her husband, Dr. Doyse 
THOMPSON celebrated their 
golden wedding anniversary May 
18, 2003. Mildred is retired from 
teaching but serves as president 
of the Tennessee Valley Baptist 
Women's Missionary Union and 
on the executive board of the 
Tennessee Baptist WMU. 

MORRIS, 79, and CATHY 
adopted a sibling group of five 
children in April, children ranging 
in age from 12 to 3. Two of their 
older children have moved out, 
so eight are home now. Morris 
and Cathy celebrated their 25th 
wedding anniversary in August, 

TOM, 75, and Alice SMITH 
were married March 16, 2002, in 
Greenville, S.C. Tom and Alice live 
in Taylors, S.C 


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Morris and Cathy Burnett with 
eight of their children. 

Tommy and Alice Smith 
Nard and SANDY 


ROWE and her husband, 
Michael, live in Barnesville, Ga., 
where Pam is a home school mom 
and Michael is a quality engineer 
at NACOM. They have four 
children: Miriam, 17; Nathaniel, 
13; Abigail, 11; and Somerville, 9. 

WILKINS and her daughters 
Lauran, 11, and Emily, 9, are 
adjusting to life without their 
husband and father, John, who 
died in January 2003, after a 15- 
year battle with cancer They took 
a six-week trip across country this 
past summer, sightseeing and 
visiting family and friends. 
Valeria is working as a substitute 
teacher, and reopened her music 
studio in January, offering lessons 
in piano and voice. They continue 
their family's ministry to students 
at Bucknell University, offering 
students a home off campus when 
they need to get away. 

PRATT, both '82, are in their 22nd 
year of ministry at Grace Bible 
Church in Hudson, Ea. Dean 
spent part of December 2003 in 
Belarus teaching, and a team from 
the church took a summer 
missions trip to the Czech 
Republic. Their daughter still has 
not recovered from Lymes' 
disease contracted from a tick bite 
then and the Pratts are asking for 
anyone having suggestions to 
email them at 

report that the first draft of the 
Naskapi New Testament has been 
completed, and the process of 
checking the translation has 
begun. The family is living in 
Norwich, Conn., this year as 
daughter Elizabeth takes her 
senior year in high school and son 
Nicodemus is in seventh grade. 
Their son, Bill, is a senior in 

met Matt Benson, director of 
spiritual formation and leadership 
development, during his visit to 
Micronesia scouting possible 
missions programs for Bryan 
students. Ruth and her husband, 
Benhart, and her brother-in-law, 
Billy Kartai, who is chief of staff 
to the president of the Republic 
of Palau, had dinner, and Matt 
said Ruth recalled with fondness 
her days at Bryan. She works in 

the finance department for the 
government of Palau, 

Ruth and Benhart Wong, Matt 
Benson, and Billy KartaL 

SCOTT is a loan officer in 
Jacksonville, Fla. She and her 
husband, Richard, have two 
children, Adam, 18, and Ashley, 17. 

DWIGHT TALBOT, '83, and 
Ruth Ann Langham were married 
Dec. 20, 2003, in Fairmont, W.Va. 

Dwight and Ruth Ann Talbot 
DARYL W. WIGGINS, '83, is 
CEO for Support Services of 

Virginia, Inc., (SSVA) which serves 
mentally retarded adults in four 
day support centers and 15 

residential homes. Daryl helped 
establish the company with the 
founding president in 1994 and is 

celebrating his 10th year as CEO. 
SSVA serves 75 adults with 
disabilities in the day support 
program and has 45 adults 
in the residential program. Daryl 
is responsible for writing and 
implementing policy and practice, 
and is the company liaison with 
state regulatory agencies. He also 
serves as president of the Virginia 
State Chapter of the American 
Association on Mental 
Retardation, and has been 
chairman of the Community 
Association for People with 
Mental Retardation for nine years. 
Daryl can be contacted at 

DON, '83, and CATHY 
(DOSS), '85x, live in Dallas, Texas, 
where Don works with an office 
furnishings company. They have 
five children: Don David, Marcia, 
Caitlin, Arielle, and Jon Michael. 

ROLFE HENRY, '83x, is an 
engineer for Criterion Technology 
in Thomaston, Ga. He and his 
wife, Jancne, live in Barncsville, 
Ga., with their children Natalie, 
Phillip, David, Joseph, Juliette, and 

'84, returned home for a six-month 
furlough from their ministry in 
Papua New Guinea. One of their 

goals for their time in the States is 
for their children, Nathan, Ryan, 
and Leslie, to strengthen their ties 
with the United States, since they 
have spent so much of their lives 

DWIGHT MAINS, '84x, has 
been promoted to director of U.S. 
and Candadian operations for 
Robinson Solutions, a member of 
the Tyco International Group of 
companies. Dwight, SUSAN 
(MEADOWS), '84x, and their 
children, Megan, Doug, and Bryan 
live in Holt, Mich., where Susan 
is a homemaker. 

JEFF, '84, and ANGELA 
(HOWELL), '84x, NYBERG report 
from their home in Prosper, Texas, 
that Jeff recently relinquished 
responsibilities at Cornerstone 
Baptist Church in Piano. They are 
focusing their efforts toward 
church planting through their 
Stepping Stones church planting 

STEVEN, '84x, and REBECCA 
live in Gloucester, Va., with their 
children Ben, Liz, Daniel, and 
Esther. Steven is stationed with 
the Army in Korea. 

has been named director of 
compensation for the State of 
Tennessee. She oversees a division 

responsible for designing and 

maintaining an equitable salary 
plan for 40,000 state employees. 
Her husband, Ray, is a geographic 
information systems consultant 
for the state Department of 
Transportation. Susie and Ray 
were married in 2000, and live 
outside of Nashville. 

Susie and Ray Tucker 

BRIAN, '85, and Fran GEIGER 

report from their home in Rowlett, 
Texas, that Brian's cancer remains 
stable. He has been able to work 
full-time, and he and Fran traveled 
for a sales convention to 
Switzerland this past year. Their 
children are Chad, 13; A.J., 9; and 

BOB, '86, and AMY 
(BECKHAM), '87, HAY, with their 
sons Alan and Andy, have moved 
to Fort Mill, S.C., to live, as Bob has 
been named candidate coordinator 

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COLLEEN (FISCHER), '86, and 
John MISIOLEK live in 
Qementon, N.J., where Colleen 
home schools their three children, 
Matthew, 13; Danielle, 11; and 
Andrew, 9. Colleen and John plan 
to direct vacation Bible school at 
their church this summer, their 
14th year in that role. 

BRIAN, '87x, and DONNA 
live in Arlington, Texas, with their 
four sons, Jesse, 11; Kevin, 9; Adam, 
5; and Seth, 4. Brian is general 
manager of Howell's Aircraft 
Service in Grand Prairie and 
Donna is a full-time mom. They 
keep busy with church, school, and 

Brian and Donna MacKenzie, Jesse, 
Keuin, Adam, and Seth. 

Scott and NAN (COX), '87x, 
MORRIS rejoiced at Thanksgiving 
for the memories their family made 

at their home in Birmingham, Ala., 
as they prepare to move to a new 

Matt, Randy, Rebecca, Katherine, and 
Gregory Morris. 

BONNIE (WAGLER), '88, and 
Chris WILLIAMS announce the 
birth of their daughter, Kylie Marie, 

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on Oct. 25, 2003. Kylie weighed 8 
lbs., 10 oz., and was 21 inches long. 

She joins big brother Tyler. Bonnie 
and Chris continue to work with 
youth and are AWANA leaders. 

acquaintances at that address or 
by email at 

for Dayton (Teno.) City School and 
Renae is a work-at-home mom. 

Chris and Bonnie Williams, Tyler 
and Kylie. 

PAULA (HAMMAR), '89, and 
Mark ROMANG are the parents 
of twins, Matthew and Luke, born 
Oct. 25, 2000. The boys were born 
six weeks prematurely, and 
Matthew has experienced 
developmental problems. The 
Romangs live in Liberty, Mo. 

Luke and Matthew Romang 

Jim and BETH (HORNISH), '90, 
ALMACK announce the birth of 
their son, Daniel Bryan, on Nov. 8, 
2003. Daniel weighed 9 lbs., 6 oz., 
and was 21 inches long. The family 
lives in Concord, N.C. 

lives in Carrollton, Texas, with his 
wife, MELLISSA (JONES), '89, 
and their two children, Davis and 

and Vern KJNSEY are rejoicing 
that they have been able to move 
to a larger home, near their former 
residence, in Seminole, Fla. Jennifer 
works full-time as music director 
at their church, and Vern teaches 
at a Christian school. Their children 
are McKayla, 7, and Jameson, 5. 

GREG, '92, and Sharon HOLST 
announce the birth of their third 
son, Philip Andrew James Hoist, 
on Dec. 31, 2002. Philip joins older 
brothers Jonathan, 6, and Nathan, 
3. Greg works for Bank One's 
mutual fund company, One Group 
Investments, and recently received 
his MBA from Capital University 
in Columbus, Ohio. The Hoists live 
at 7661 Degood Rd., Ostrander, 
Ohio, 43061, and would love to 
hear from friends and 

Philip Hoist 

Shawn and MELANIE 
(TREAT), '94, KELL send greetings 
from Waynesboro, Pa., where 
Shawn is the pastoral assistant and 
youth director at Grace Baptist 
Church. Shawn and Melanie are 
the parents of two children, 
Schuyler, 3, and Haley, 1. Melanie 
is a homemaker. 

Shawn, Haley, Schuyler, and 
Melanie Kelt 

BRYAN, both '94, are preparing to 
return home to Greenville, S.C., 
when Matt completes his residency 
in dermatology in Little Rock, Ark., 
this summer. Matt will join a 
dermatology practice, and Tiffany 
plans to continue to be a stay-at- 
home mom for the family, which 
includes Everett, 4; Belle, 2 1/2; 
and Madeline, 1. 

Malt and Tiffany Bryan, Everett, 
Belle, ana Madeline. 

DAVID ALBAN, '95, has been 
named assistant principal at 
Hanover High School in Hanover, 

MATTHEW, '95, and RENAE 
announce the birth of Melanie 
Jasmine on Nov. 11, 2003. Melanie 
weighed 8 lbs., 9 oz., and was 21 
1/2 inches long. She joins sister 
McKenzie, 2. Matthew is 
information technology director 

Mall and Renae Marcus, 
McKinzie and Melanie. 

GLYNN, '95, and Angie STONE 
announce the birth of their first 
child, Trey (Glynn, 111), on Oct. 6, 
2003. Trey weighed 6 lbs., 5 oz., 
and was 18 1/2 inches long. The 
Stone family lives in Rome, Ga., 
where Glynn is pastor of West 
Rome Baptist Church. 

Trey Stone 
and Bryan HICKS announce the 
birth of their daughter, Katie 
Isabella Grace, on Sept. 30, 2003. 
Katie Grace joins big brothers 
Aiden, 4, and Aury, 2. The Hicks 
family lives in Shenandoah, Va., 
where Bethany is a full-time mom. 

Aiden, Aury, and Katie Grace Hides. 

and Reid DALE live in 
Waynesville, N.C, with their 
children, Ian Reid, 3, and Julie-Joy 
Susie, 2. Jennifer and Reid met at 
Columbia International University, 
where she earned her Master of 
Arts degree in counseling. She is 
a full-time mom for her family and 
helps facilitate a neighborhood 
women's Bible study. 


Matthew Cummings were 
married Aug. 23, 2003, in 
Nashville, Term. Bridesmaids 
included Bryan alumni SARAH 
(SHARPE), '93, WADE; 
'96. Annette and Matthew live in 
Philadelphia, Pa., where Matt 
teaches high school English and 
Annette works as a family nurse 
practitioner in a Christian clinic 
serving the Hispanic population 
of Philadelphia. 

'96, had an eventful 2002 as their 
second son, Ryan Taylor, was 
born; Mark was graduated from 
the Medical College of Georgia 
in May; and the family moved to 
Birmingham, Ala., where Mark 
has begun his internship, to be 
followed by a residency in 
anesthesiology. Ryan was born 
Sept 7, weighed 9 lbs., 13 oz., and 
was 23 inches long. He joins big 
brother Will, 2. 

Will and Ryan Davidson 
SMITH, both '96, recently got 
together with DAVID, '98, and 
WILKINSON and their boys, 
and with Hilary's sister, ERIN 
DAVIS, '02, in West Palm Beach, 
Fla. Ricky is associate pastor at 
Piney Grove Baptist Church in 
Fortson, Ga., and Hilary is 
enjoying being a stay-at-home 
mom with their daughter, 

BRAD, '97, and BARBARA, 
'98, WING announce the birth 
of their son, FJizah Blaine, on July 
19, 2003. Brad is youth pastor at 

Hunt Springs Baptist Church in 
Sanford, N.C., and Barbara is a 
staff accountant in the corporate 
office of The Pantry convenience 
store chain. Brad expects to 
complete his Master of Divinity 
degree at Southeastern 
Theological Seminary this spring. 

Elijah Wing 

(KEMP) BOSTIC, both '97, live 
in Frederick, Md. This past year, 
Matt gave up his youth pastor 
position at their church and 
became general manager and a 
personal trainer at the Gold's 
Gym in Frederick. Andrea is a 
stay-at-home mom to their three 
daughters, Alea Marie, 5; Olivea 
Mae, 3; and Emelea Macey, 1. 

Alea, Olivea, and Emelea Boslic. 

GABE, '97, and GAYLE 
(COUCH), '98, 

the birth of their twins, Reagan 
Katherene and Ryan Matthew, 
on Sept. 15, 2003. Reagan 
weighed 4 lbs., 3 oz., and Ryan 
weighed 4 lbs., 10 oz. The 
Himmelwrights live in Virginia 
Beach, Va., where Gabe owns his 
own hardwood flooring 
company and Gayle has 
completed course work for a 
Ph.D. degree in 

'98, with their son, Leo, have 
moved back to Statesville, N.C., 
from Japan, where they have 
lived for the past several years. 
They bought a house less than 
a mile from Statesville Christian 
School where John is once again 
teaching band and fine arts. 
Akari is staying home with Leo. 
SHARON WOOD, '98, and 
Matt Cochran were married 
Nov. 29, 2003, in Mauldin, S.C. 
Matt and Sharon live in 
Greenville, S.C, where Matt 
works for Executive Kitchens 
and Sharon works as a closing 
coordinator at her father's law 
office. Bryan alumni at the 
wedding included CLAUDIO, 
'96, and NICOLE, '95, ARIAS; 
'98; ALICIA MATHERS, '98; 
WHITNEY (DEAL), '97x, 
REXFORD, who served as 
matron of honor; and 

Matt and Sharon Cochran 


and Tommy Haupert were 
married Feb. 19, in Rising Fawn, 
Ga. Allison is a publisher 
working at True North Custom 
Publishing in Chattanooga, 
Tenn., and occasionally teaches 
rhetoric and composition at the 
University of Tennessee- 
Chattanooga. Tommy is a 
physical therapist who owns his 
own practice in Dunlap, Tenn. 
They live in Soddy-Daisy, Tenn. 

Tennyson Smith 

Reagan and Ryan Himmelwright 


SOVEREIGN, both '99, joined 
Crossover Communications 
International at the mission's 
headquarters in Columbia, S.C. 
They organize and lead 
mission trips for students and 
adults. Their son, Caedmon, is 

Ashley, Caedmon, and Greg Sovereign. 

Will and JENNY (SELLS), 
'99, MORTON announce the 
birth of their son, Alpha Paul, 
on Aug. 28, 2003. Alpha 
weighed 9 lbs., 10 1/2 oz., and 
was 20 inches long. The 
Mortons live in Morton, DL 

BRANDON, '99, and 
BALLARD announce the birth 
of their first child, Ella Denise, 
on Aug. 26, 2003. Ella weighed 
5 lbs., 7 oz., and was 18 1/2 
inches long. Brandon is 
enjoying his third year of 
teaching eighth grade math at 
a middle school in Trenton, Ga., 
and Tammy is a stay-at-home 

Allison and Tommy Haupert 

Ella Ballard 

announce the birth of their first 
child, Jasmine Renae, on Nov. 
24, 2003. Jasmine weighed 8 
lbs., 8 oz. This past year, the 
Biedermans traveled to Hawaii 
for a vacation with his family 
and to Tennessee for the 
wedding of her sister, 
Matthew Cummings. The 

Bicdcrman family lives in 
Eagle River, Alaska. 

Kyle, Susanna, and Jasmine 

ANNA (DAVIS), '99, and 

Hinh TANG announce the 
birth of their first child, Sydney 
Nichole, on Sept. 12, 2002. 
Anna earned a Master's 
degree in science education 
from Georgia State University 
and is a stay-at-home mom. 
Hinh is employed by Alcoa. 
The Tang family lives in 
Ciunming, Ga. 

Anna and Sydney Tang 


recently returned from 
spending six months in Iraq 
as a financial advisor for the 
Department of Defense. He 
helped the Coalition 
Provisional Authority (CPA) 
and the Iraqi Government 
Council issue contracts to 
rebuild Iraq, working at the 
CPA headquarters in a former 
presidential palace. During his 
time in Iraq he visited the cities 
of Babylon and Nineveh. 

Andy Bowers and a picture of 
Saddam Hussein. 

KELLY GRIFFIS, '00, and 

Corey Gilbert were married 
July 12, 2003. The couple is 
living in Lancaster, Texas. 
JOSHUA, '00, and Carmela 

DAUGEREAU are full-time 

church planters in Udine, Italy, 
with Saints Equipped to 
Evangelize Bible Institute. He 
also serves as the on-field 
director of ABC English 
Language Institute. Joshua and 
Carmela may be reached by 
email at 

She works part-time at their 

Joshua and Carmela Daugereau 

MCKECHNIE and her 
husband, Peter, have been 
called as interim staff members 
at Second Presbyterian Church 
in Knoxville, Tenn. Mindywill 
serve as interim director of 
Christian education and 
programming, and Peter as 
interim associate pastor. 

'00x, and Jason McCowan 
were married in Dayton, 
Tenn., Nov. 22, 2003. 

both '00, announce the birth 
of their first child, Lucy Claire, 
on Dec. 10, 2003. Lucy 
weighed 6 lbs., 8 oz., and was 
20 in. long. Steve and Keri- 
Lynn live in Dayton, Term., 
where Steve is helpdesk 
technician for the Bryan 
information technology 

BEN, '01, and ELIZABETH 
announce the birth of their 
daughter, Rachael Nichole, on 
Nov. 24, 2003. Rachael 
weighed 9 lbs., 2 oz., and was 
22 in. long. The Carden family 
lives in Chattanooga, Tenn. 

announce the birth of their first 
child, Kayla Grace, on July 6, 
2003. Kayla weighed 9 lbs., 3 
oz. Rusty is an assistant vice 
president in the change 
management group at Bank of 
America, doing database and 
application management. 
Jennifer left her position at 
Wacovia Bank in September to 
spend more time with Kayla. 

Kayla Kalenza 

DANIEL EVANS, '02, and 
RACHEL HELD, '03, were 

married Oct. 25, in Dayton, 
Tenn. Dan and Rachel live in 
Chattanooga, Tenn. 

ADAM VAN PELT, '03, is 
working as a vocational 
rehabilitation counselor at 
Aurora Case Management in 
Shrewsbury, Pa. He is working 
with individuals who have 
physical challenges who are 
being served by the worker's 
compensation system in 
Maryland. Adam lives in 
Hellam, Pa. 

TARA BOSE, '03, and Adam 
Smith were married Aug. 1, 
2003, in Nashville, Tenn. 

With The Lord 

Mich., died Oct. 22, 2003. She is 
survived by a sister. 

EARL W. PECK, SR., '49x, 
died Dec. 5, 2003, after a lengthy 
illness in Orlando, Ha. Survivors 
include his wife, LILLIAN 
(BOGARD), '45, PECK two 
daughters, BARBARA (PECK), 
73, REMINGTON and 
REBECCA (PECK), '76x, 
RATHMANN; two sons, Earl W. 
Peck Jr. and Charles Ray Peck; 
and a sister, REBECCA (PECK), 
'40, HOYT. He had worked as a 
teacher, in sales, and as a 

of Bloomfield N.J., died Feb. 4. 
He is survived by his wife, 
SEWALL, and a son. Ken was 
retired after 36 years as a 
technical writer for Bell Labs, 
Western Electric, and Bell 
Communications Research. He 
also served as a deacon, teacher, 
and Bible school superintendent 
at his church. 

THOMAS SACHER, '56x, of 

Stroudsburg, Pa., died May 20, 
2003. He is survived by his wife, 
Joyce Sacher, and three children. 

Dr. WARREN ALLEM '57, of 
Rocky Mount, Va., died Oct. 15, 
2003. He was a pastor, evangelist, 
and educator. He is survived by 
his children, John Allem; Rachel 
'70; Grace Mahoney; Priscilla 
Trice; Susanna Peterson; Rebecca 
Sahh three brothers; and two 
sisters, GERTRUDE 
NEWCOMER, both '43x; 29 
grandchildren and 27 great- 

died Aug. 15, 2003 in St. 
Petersburg, Fla. 

Joshua Nichols, 13, son of Dan 
and MARTHA (K1RTLEY), '78x, 
NICHOLS, died in a hunting 
accident near Cordova, Alaska. 
He is survived by his parents, 
brothers, and grandparents 
CHARLES, '51, and Mary 

'78, of Galloway Township, N.J., 
died Aug. 1, 2003. He was 
headmaster and teacher at the 
Pilgrim Academy in Egg Harbor 
N.J. He is survived by his wife, 
Susanna Allem Peterson, seven 
children, his mother, sister, and 
two brothers. 

LARRY BELL, '81, of 
Knoxville, Term., died Dec. 26, 
2003, after a brief illness. He was 
a nurse. He is survived by his 
wife, Lora, two children, and his 
sister, VALERIA (BELL) 
WILKINS, '82. 

'97, SIMS, died Dec.17, 2003, 
after a long illness. She is 
survived by her husband, 
Joshua, of Clearwater, Kan.; 
sister; parents; and 


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to serve growing interest 

Growing interest and a 
commitment to expand the ministry 
of the Summit at Bryan College are 
the driving forces behind plans for 
two Summit sessions this summer. 

Summit Director John Stonestreet 
said comments such as "Every 
person who considers themselves to 
be a Christian should be required to 
attend Summit! It will totally change 
they way you view every aspect of 
life," were common from students. 
An adult participant in the week- 
long Biblical Integration Workshop 
said, "I thought I knew what it meant 
to be a light in a dark world until 
Summit. It has changed 

"Summit alumni and 
people like James Dobson and 
Chuck Colson understand the 
powerful impact of a two-week 
concentration on biblical 
worldview and how it should 


Two sessions - July 4 to 16 and 
18 to 30 - allows the Summit at 
Bryan to offer practical training in 
worldviews, apologetics, 
leadership, and vocation to some 
600 high school and college 
students. "Our number one goal is 
for students to leave understanding 
what faith has to do with life, 
including their studies. We want 
them to leave here with a biblical 
view of God, the Bible, themselves, 
the world and their place in it," Mr. 
Stonestreet said. "We are training 
students for ministry, not 

occupational, but 
vocational - a life 
service in 
education, politics, 
journalism, science 
- whatever 
vocation they go 
into so they can 

be applied to 

every area of 

life," Mr. 


said. "That's 

what The 

Summit at 

Bryan College 


students and, 

in one-week sessions, adults, this 


In 2003, about 100 more students 
attended than in previous years. "All 
together, we had about 500 students, 
more than we could handle in one 
session," he said. "Plus, we had about 
twice as many as before in the adult 

take a Christian worldview with 

While the Summit sessions may 
last just two weeks, follow-up 
continues throughout the year. "We 
send out newsletters to our 
graduates periodically, and have an 
email database to help them keep in 
touch with each other. We want to 
provide networking for Christians 
who understand their calling and 
want to help each other." 

Adults interested in Summit 
training have a week-long session 
available July 18-23. "I'm 
unbelievably excited about the adult 
program," Mr. Stonestreet said. "We 
realize the best way to expand the 

work of summit and the Summit idea 
is to train trainers, teach teachers." 

He said as he visits Christian 
schools teachers and headmasters 
often ask for suggestions on how to 
integrate their faith with their 
disciplines. "If the teachers get it, 
their influence exponentially grows 
because of their input with students," 
he said. "We bring in people we 
know are doing this best in the 
classroom, go through a biblical 
worldview foundation, the 
philosophical foundations of 
Christian education, and practical 
how-tos of making lesson plans. The 
response has been overwhelming." 

Summit is heavy on academics - 
college credit is available for those 
interested - but there also is time for 
recreation on the Bryan campus, 
Whitewater rafting and paintball, as 
well as ministry and service projects 
and evangelism outreaches. 

Individuals interested in 
attending the Summit at Bryan 
College are invited to visit the 
Summit website -, to write the 
Summit at Bryan College, P.O. Box 
7812, Dayton, TN 37321, or email for more 
information, mi 

5njan College Alumni & Friends btudt.) 
lour of Israel and Jordan 

October 10-24, 2004 

Hosted by Bryan College 
and Arbel Communications 

With Bryan College 
Bible Faculty and Staff 

Yes, this year in Jerusalem! From 
the shores of the Sea of Galilee to 

the winding, cobblestone streets of Jerusalem, explore the land of Abraham, David, and Jesus. Bryan 
College's alumni office wants you to come with them to see the Holy Land. This life-changing experience 
will help you increase your understanding of the Word of God . . . and draw you closer to the God of the 
Word. This exceptional tour is open to all alumni and friends of Bryan College. Alumni serving in the 
ministry should especially consider bringing members of their congregation with them. It will change 
your life and theirs. 

This all-inclusive tour includes all roundtrip airfare from 
Hartsfield International airport in Atlanta to Israel. You will 
stay in some of the best and most unique deluxe accommodations 
in Israel and Jordan. All meals will be included as well as tips, 
gratuities, entrance fees and visas. The price for this deluxe 
tour is $2,999** per person based on double occupancy. Space 

is limited so call or email 
today to reserve your 
place on this incredible 


You will visit many of the most significant 

biblical sites as we open the Word of God 

right in the places where it was written. 

We will also reflect on the last days and passion of our Lord. You 

will also see the Bible come to life from the daily teachings from 

our guides and devotionals from Bryan faculty and staff. 

On this tour you will also have the unique opportunity to see 
the rose-red city ofPetra, hidden for centuries and carved out of 
the side of the mountains of ancient Edom. 


For more information or a registration form contact Arbel Communications at or call 423-517-8617. 

"(Price is correct as of time of printing but may change due to changes in airfare rates. In that case, you 
will be notified in advance of the change. A deposit of $500 must accompany the registration form, of which 
$250 is non-refundable. This price does not include items of a personal nature, single rooms, or airfare 
from your home to Atlanta's Hartsfield airport.) 

P.Q Box 7000, 
Dayton, TN 37321-7000